On Dec. 15th,2015, Shenhua (Yulin) MTO plant began methanol feeding at 8:58 am, and the mixed-olefins gas started to be compressed into the Light Olefin Recovery Section at 11:38 am, this marked the successful start-up of Shenhua (Yulin) MTO project.
Shenhua (Yulin) project, the second cooperation between SYN and Shenhua Group on MTO project, is of great significance for China Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Co.,LTD. in the strategic cooperation between Shenhua Group and Shaanxi Province on realizing energy programming in North Shaanxi area. This project is located in Shaanxi Province, converting methanol to light olefins through DMTO technology, and produces PE and PP as target products.
MTO unit, one of the four main units in this complex, adopts the independent-intellectual-property-right DMTO technology researched and developed by the joint effort of SYN, DICP and LPEC. This successful start-up again proved DMTO a advanced, mature, and reliable technology with completely independent intellectual property right of China.
Since the first DMTO commercial plant Shenhua (Baotou) started up, Shenhua (Yulin) MTO plant is the ninth DMTO commercial plants on operation. The nine DMTO commercial plants on operation have reached a total olefin capacity of 5.2 million ton per year. As the licensor of DMTO technology, we are willing to cooperate with more owners and to guide a healthy development of methanol to olefins industry.
(Text/ Photo by Project Department of SYN)